GameStop is an American retailer specializing in consumer electronics, gaming merchandise, and gaming-themed apparel. However, some users report they receive the “GameStop access denied” error message. This post from MiniTool tells you how to fix it.
GameStop is one of the largest retailers of gaming merchandise, primarily in video games and consumer electronics. Many users report that they encounter the “GameStop access denied” issue. Now, let’s see how to fix the issue.
Fix 1: Use a VPN
According to the report, using a VPN can fix the GameStop access denied error. There are many free and paid VPNs for you to try, such as Psiphon, Hotspot VPN, Express VPN, etc. If this is your first time using a VPN, it is recommended that you try a free VPN first.
Avast VPN (or SecureLine VPN) is a subscription-based virtual private network system. However, sometimes you will encounter the Avast VPN not working issue.
Fix 2: Use GameStop in Incognito Mode
You may not be able to access the GameStop website if any browser extensions or their cookies/data are corrupted. You need to click the three dots icon on the top right corner of Google Chrome. Then select the New incognito window from the drop-down menu. This post - How to Turn On/Off Incognito Mode Chrome/Firefox Browser provides more details for you.
Fix 3: Clear Browser Cache
A large amount of cache and cookies in your browser is one of the reasons for the “GameStop access denied” issue. You can try clearing browser cache and cookies to fix it. Here I take Google Chrome as an example, and you can follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open Google Chrome and click the three-dot button on the upper right corner.
Step 2: Choose More tools and click Clear browsing data.
Step 3: In the pop-up window, set Time range to All time. Check the Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files options. Then click Clear data.
After that, restart your browser and check if the “GameStop access denied” issue has been fixed or not.
Fix 4: Reset Your Browser
If you have tried the above operations, now you can consider resetting the browser settings to their default configuration to fix the annoying issue. Here is how to do in Google Chrome:
Step 1: Open Google Chrome and click the three-dot button on the upper right corner. Then click Settings.
Step 2: Go to the Advanced link.
Step 3: In the Reset and clean up section and click Restore settings to their original defaults. Then, click the Reset Settings button.
Fix 5: Change Your DNS Address
If your PC is connecting to the Internet through certain DNS servers, one of the more common error messages that the “GameStop access denied” error will appear. Here is how to change your DNS server address.
Step 1: Go to Settings and click Network & Internet, then click Change adapter options.
Step 2: Then right-click your network connection and click Properties.
Step 3: In the new window scroll down, right-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
Step 4: In the Preferred DNS server box, enter the address 184.108.40.206 and click OK.
What to do when you encounter a DNS error? How to troubleshoot the DNS error? Now, you can find the answers in this post. Here is a full guide.
To sum up, this post has introduced 5 ways to fix the “GameStop access denied” issue. If you have come across the same error, try these solutions. If you have any better ideas to fix the error, you can share it in the comment zone.